Our aim is to introduce you, and make sure that future visitors will discover “ genuine Transylvania”. Helping preserve beautiful traditions, thousands of years old, keeping alive the culture of different areas by introducing you to locals, assuring that Transylvania will always welcome you with pine flavor and thick forests, making sure that in a village “grandmother” waits you with a slice of traditional pie is not at all difficult.
In stead of offering you a card, as a gift, we’d rather have you enjoy a refreshing summer day at the shade of a thick forest. You’ll love even better what we prepared for you. For our For Couples holidays we’ll reward you with a beautiful dyed and hand decorated egg purchased from traditional craftsmen. The art of egg decorating is old, meticulous and the results are really breath taking!
Unfortunately, now is loosing its supporters. By offering you a traditional painted egg you’ll receive a genuine piece of Romania and preserve in this way an old tradition as well as assure work for craftsmen.
We try to promote as much as possible our traditions, craftsmen, the people who can offer you a real view on Romania’s culture. This is why in our tours we take you to woodcraftsmen workshop (we’re practically invite you to their houses) to see how wood obeys the hand that gives it life, woodcraftsman Grigore Tulean from Maramures is the perfect example; we’re introducing you to Madame’s Monica Cosma, shop in Biertan to discover the finest selection of genuine handicraft objects in Romania. You’ll help the work of a unique artist – the painter Emil Muresan who uses spider web for his paintings. Listen to the incredible stories told by Misiuga, the 83 years old Baron of Dracula, a special character “responsible” among others for the existence of Dracula’s Castle in Borgo Pass, make him feel proud of his exquisite puppet collection that he’ll present in his windswept tour in the citadel of Bistrita.
You’ll accommodate for a night in welcoming peasant houses, your hosts will be thrilled to introduce you to their way of living and prepare for you a traditional home cooked meal.
We are the only Romanian tour operator offering the possibility of enjoying Transylvanian Festivals live, both making use and preserving Transylvanian traditions and mythology! Our offer includes cultural holidays that take you to genuine Transylvanian Festivals to celebrate together our songs, dances, see the work of the shepherds, admire the mastery of our craftsmen.
Transylvania Live appeals only to the help of local guides both in Romania and Hungary; we work only with local suppliers, so that money will stay where needed.
We’re supporting – Saint Daniel’s Foundation program which already built a house for the elderly and now is trying to build the second one for both old people and children in the program entitled - “A grandfather for a nephew - A nephew for a grandfather”.
Sustaining our region through involvement in civic projects is another priority for us. Transylvania Live is co initiator of the Tourism Information Centre in Turda, sponsor of belles-lettres national magazine Echinox and student’s theatre festival “Alterego” as well as sustainer of Transylvania Riders motor club.
Transylvania Live is a licensed tour operator – no 2999. Our agency abides by the rules set by the Romanian Government. What makes us different from other tour operators is that we’re not “forcing” our tourist to make two payments, one in tourist’s country and another one in Romania, without invoice for expanses such as for the guide’s services etc. This is a common practice among tour operators that supports work on black market and deprives the country of money that can be used to improve the conditions for both locals and tourists.
Our agency provides a stable, rewording working place for 9 people, in the condition of continuously growing unemployment rate in Romania.
To assure our tourists on the quality of our services we joined ANAT (National Association of Travel Agents from Romania). We also applied for membership with ASTA (American Association of Travel Agents).
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